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Adrian Spinelli

Adrian Spinelli

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Hip hop and sandwiches.
Dining, SFoodie St. George's Baller Ups the Single-Malt Whiskey Game Again

St. George's Baller Ups the Single-Malt Whiskey Game Again

St. George Spirits is at it again. Alameda's world-class craft distillery has just released its newest single-malt, Baller, which Master Distiller Lance Winters calls “a California take on the Japanese spin on Scotch whisky.”  Winters always has an eclectic way of…
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Dining, SFoodie A <i>Dazed and Confused</i> Screening With Themed Anchor Beer Pairings? Alright, Alright, Alright!

A Dazed and Confused Screening With Themed Anchor Beer Pairings? Alright, Alright, Alright!

"Alright you little San Franciscans .... AIR RAID! That was pathetic! Let's try it again...that means get up you lazy San Franciscans! AIR RAID! Get UP! UP! UP! UP! AIR RAID!!!!" OK, you get the idea. Some Dazed &…
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Dining, SFoodie A Brazilian Walks Into Fogo de Chão

A Brazilian Walks Into Fogo de Chão

I just got back from visiting my fam in Brazil a few weeks ago, and to my pleasant surprise, the newest Fogo De Chão location in SoMa had opened up. And look ... before we start doing that thing…
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Dining, SFoodie 10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

SF Beer Week is here! This might be the first time I've been sober since Friday, and I'm not sure how long this clarity will last. So before I start the marvelous cycle that'll be all too familiar for…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: The Top 7 Bay Area Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

Moment of Truth: The Top 7 Bay Area Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

Moment of Truth’s first year comes to a close and it’s been a pleasure covering hip-hop in the Bay throughout 2015. If the year in music showed us anything, it’s that hip-hop artists in the area are getting more…
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Dining, SFoodie Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

The schedule for the Eighth Annual SF Beer Week has been announced and the 10-day celebration keeps getting bigger each year. Starting with the Beer Week Gala on Jan. 22, Bay Area bars, breweries, restaurants and more will be putting…
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Music, All Shook Down You Gotta Check Out Blackalicious' Sports-Themed Redux of "Alphabet Aerobics"

You Gotta Check Out Blackalicious' Sports-Themed Redux of "Alphabet Aerobics"

Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" is one of those hip-hop tracks that transcend the genre. What began as one of the finest displays of lyrical fluency became a meme before people ever knew what a meme was. "Have you heard that…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Trails and Ways Goes For a Simpler Sound With New Single, "Escape"

Premiere: Trails and Ways Goes For a Simpler Sound With New Single, "Escape"

When Oakland's Trails and Ways put out their vibrant debut LP, Pathology, earlier this year on Barsuk Records, the carefully layered sounds within it all stood out to form cohesive and nuanced productions. It's funny to think how some fragments…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: An Enigmatic 10 Years of Blue Sky Black Death

Moment of Truth: An Enigmatic 10 Years of Blue Sky Black Death

Blue Sky Black Death is a sequential skydiving term that refers to the yin-yang symbolism of the sky and the jumping-off point. The concept contrasts the beauty of the blue sky with the dark foreboding ground, whereupon skydivers accept…
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Music, All Shook Down Tonight's Best Bet: Lila Rose, Yassou, and There's Talk at Starline Social Club

Tonight's Best Bet: Lila Rose, Yassou, and There's Talk at Starline Social Club

Starline Social Club has been a bit of a haunt for me lately. Even living in San Francisco, I've found the BART ride to Downtown Oakland and short walk to Starline to be totally chill. Walking in to the…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Festival Announces First Wave of 2016 Lineup

Noise Pop Festival Announces First Wave of 2016 Lineup

Noise Pop announced the first wave of its 2016 lineup yesterday, and even though no big headliners have been announced yet, you can still go ahead and color us effectively excited about this first slate. Noise Pop Fest isn't…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Catching Up With Peanut Butter Wolf

Moment of Truth: Catching Up With Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf and his Stones Throw Records label are a part of the very fabric of hip-hop today. Among the label's hundreds of releases are classics like Madvillain's Madvillainy, J-Dilla's Donuts and Lootpack's Soundpieces: Da Antidote. Wolf is Chris…
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Dining, SFoodie 2015 Christmas Ale Highlights Anchor's Winter Releases

2015 Christmas Ale Highlights Anchor's Winter Releases

Anchor Brewing's winter offerings are officially on shelves and taps. Anchor's slate features the 41st edition of their annual Christmas Ale, a Winter Wheat Ale and the accompanying Anchor Christmas spirit, made from many of the same ingredients as…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: 8 Thoughts After SF MusicTech

Moment of Truth: 8 Thoughts After SF MusicTech

Moment of Truth is SF Weekly's Hip-Hop column, appearing every week on All Shook Down.  SF MusicTech descended upon the Kabuki Hotel in Japantown for its 18th Summit this past Tuesday. This was an opportunity to get a snapshot…
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Dining, SFoodie An "Evening of Beer and Soul" Dinner Coming to Miss Ollie's Next Week

An "Evening of Beer and Soul" Dinner Coming to Miss Ollie's Next Week

Two of Oakland's finest food and drink personalities are teaming of an "Evening of Beer and Soul" at Miss Ollie's next Tuesday, Nov. 17. Chef Sarah Kirnon is the owner and executive chef at Miss Ollie's, while certified cicerone…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Hiero's Tajai Joins G Koop and O-Man's Video Beat Construction Series

Moment of Truth: Hiero's Tajai Joins G Koop and O-Man's Video Beat Construction Series

I came across a music documentary series the other day, that simultaneously made my head turn and ears perk up. Somehow, my first viewing of G Koop & O-Man was already the Bay Area duo's 53rd episode. This time…
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Music, All Shook Down No Vacation Is the College Band SF Has Been Waiting For

No Vacation Is the College Band SF Has Been Waiting For

San Francisco’s college music culture can be difficult to track down. SF State or USF's word-of-mouth house parties aren't exactly on my radar, so it's hard at times — as a non-student — to get excited about (or see)…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's Hazel English Rises to the Top of the Blog Charts

Oakland's Hazel English Rises to the Top of the Blog Charts

Hype Machine's "Popular" charts are a reflection of which artists and songs are the most blogged about on the net. So when Oakland-based singer Hazel English's latest track "Fix," peaked in the top spot earlier this month, it was…
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Music, All Shook Down Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105's Not So Silent Night Lineup is Out And It Rocks

Live 105 just dropped the lineup of its yearly Not So Silent Night concert at Oracle Arena and it's the best one yet. This year's lineup does a fine job of appealing to a slew of musical tastes as…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Run The Jewels at TIMF in Photos

Moment of Truth: Run The Jewels at TIMF in Photos

You gotta hand it to Run The Jewels. They've gotten a lot of people excited about hip-hop again, and many for the first time. Their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, has endeared itself to hip-hop heads and indie…
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